Ashcreek Academy is also committed to participation in community service projects. Each Saturday, they work with their guides to participate in a service opportunity. Community service provides an atmosphere in which boys learn to enrich the lives of others by getting outside of themselves.
Ashcreek Academy students participate in community and neighborhood service projects to promote self-esteem and a sense of purpose. Service projects consist of work projects, community beautification, as well as visiting those who are in need of friendship and companionship at local nursing homes, senior citizens centers or assisted living homes.
Here are a few of our community service activities:
Often the best antidote for inner struggles is outward service for others. During the treatment process there is a lot of focus on the individual and his problems, the effects of his choices and his internal struggles. Getting out and spending time with others who are less fortunate, or going through difficult life struggles of their own is life-changing for the boys at Ashcreek. One of the most appreciated service activities is our regular visits to assisted care facilities and senior residential care facilities where those who live there long for interaction and companionship of others.
No matter the service opportunity; whether it be working with underprivileged children, senior citizens, or helping at an animal shelter- our boys love checking in with those they are serving and grow in love and appreciation for others. Boys new to the program are usually surprised at how much the visits enhance their own lives and relationships.